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Police Department

Police Divisions and Bureaus

Administration

Bicycle Patrol Unit

The Cresskill Police Department's Bicycle Patrol Unit consists of a few officers who randomly patrol on the department's new Cannondale Police bicycles.The officers patrol the town during their regular shifts in addition to special functions such as the carnival.The bicycle patrol is very effective due to their ability to go in to areas where a patrol car can't.  They also don't "stick out" in public, giving them the ability to blend in.  They have had numerous narcotics arrests by riding up on people using illegal substances.

Community Policing

Detective Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department's Detective Bureau consists of 3 full time detectives.  They investigate the department's major cases/arrests and also handle evidence recovery.The detectives have advanced training in narcotics, burglary, theft, etc...TO 

REPORT A TIP ON CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, YOU CAN EMAIL:

Detective/Sergeant Lanzilotti                 jlanzilotti@cresskillpd.org

Detective/Patrolman Franke                     cfranke@cresskillpd.org

Juvenile Detective/Patrolman Birnie           jbirnie@cresskillpd.org

Dispatch

The Cresskill Police Department is staffed by 4 full time dispatchers and numerous per diem dispatchers who answer your call for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

When you call the Police Department, one of our dispachers will most likely answer the phone.  Depending on the emergency you are reporting, they will dispatch the police, fire, and/or ambulance.

In addition to taking calls from the public, our dispatchers are responsible for assisting the police officers in D.M.V. look ups and communicating to other agencies during large scale incidents.

Domestic Violence unit

Firearms Unit

The Cresskill Police Department's Firearms Unit consists of 5 officers trained in the advance use of firearms.  They train the rest of the department in the use of the department's firearms.

In addition to training the officers in the use of the weapons, the officers also handle the public's requests to purchase firearms.

The officers in the firearms unit are also active shooter instructors and train the rest of the officers in the department in regards to the proper tactics and response to an active shooter situation such as the one that took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado many years ago

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Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit

The Cresskill Police Department Honor Guard Ceremonial Unit consists of 5 permenant members and 4 alternate members.  We represent the department at numerous ceremonial events in Cresskill and the surrounding area.

If we may be of any assistance, please contact The Honor Guard Commanding Officer Jason Lanzilotti at the Cresskill Police Department headquarters at 201-568-1400.

Juvenile Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department Juvenile Bureau is staffed by Det. John Birnie.  His duties encompass all matters related to the juvenile residents/students of Cresskill. 

Should you have a question/concern about a juvenile matter please contact him at 201-568-1400 or jbirnie@cresskillpd.org

Patrol Division

The Cresskill Police Department's Patrol Division consists of 15 Police Officers in total.  There are 5 Sergeants and 12 Patrolman.  These officers work the department's 12 hour shifts which rotate around the clock (7AM-7PM & 7PM-7AM) including weekends and holidays. 

When you call the police department reporting an emergency, it is one of the officers from patrol who respond to handle your call for help.  

In addition to responding to emergencies, patrol also enforces motor vehicle law along with the traffic bureau.

Patrol is also responsible for effecting arrests during the course of their shift for a variety of crimes such as narcotics, assault, theft, etc...  

Our department has plenty of vacancy in our prisoner cell should you decide to come down for an unscheduled visit with one of our patrol officers.

Records Bureau

The Cresskill Police Department's Records Bureau serves the public with copies of police reports.

Should you need a copy of a police report, you need to come to police headquarters and fill out an O.P.R.A. (Open Public Records Act) form.

After you submit your form, Lieutenant Cebulski will make a copy of your report to be released.  Reports may be picked up in person at the Cresskill Police Department Headquarters.  Photo I.D. required and a fee will be charged per request.

Traffic Bureau

Traffic Information for Public:http://ptoabc.org/Public/default.html

The Cresskill Police Department's Traffic Bureau consists of 4 officers who have advanced training in traffic crash investigation.

The traffic bureau also deploys the department's speed sign/message board on borough streets to alert drivers who are traveling past the legal speed limit and of important traffic related information.  Borough residents can also have their child's car seat installed by one of our certified car seat techs.

The officers in the traffic bureau enforce traffic laws by conducting numerous motor vehicle stops during the course of their shift and issuing traffic tickets for those violations.

If you wish to have a car seat installed,you need to make an appointment with Sgt. Coleman rcoleman@cresskillpd.org

If you have a traffic related question/problem, please email one of our traffic officers:

Lt. T. Cebulski              tcebulski@cresskillpd.org

Sgt. R. Coleman           rcoleman@cresskillpd.org

Det. J. Lanzilotti             jlanzilotti@cresskillpd.org

Ptl. S. Grubecki            sgrubecki@cresskillpd.org

FAQs

There is a power outage in town, should I call the police to find out when it will be restored?

No. During power outages, the Police Department's emergency call volume increases dramatically as we respond to various situations around town.

If you have an emergency during a power outage please do call us.

However, if you are calling only to inquire as to when the power will be restored, just like you we do not know. When this is done, it prevents our dispatchers from answering calls with emergencies pending. You may call the power company or check the power companies website from a mobile device during a power outage to get an estimate when the outage will be restored, however we do not know when you will get your power back.

Is there a call in program for Senior Citizens?

Yes. We have a program for our senior citizens in town where the individual will call our phone at 201-568-1400 to check in that they are ok, usually between 7:00am and 11:00am. Should a member of the list fail to check in with us via telephone, we will attempt to call them to check their status. If we cannot make contact over the phone, an officer will be dispatched to their home to physically check on them.

If you or your loved one wishes to be added to our list, please call our department to answer a few short questions and you will be added to the list.

Does the police department check on houses while you are away?

Yes. We have a vacant house list that officers get each morning. The officer will drive by your house to spot check and see if everything appears ok. If you are going away on vacation and would like to be added to the list, please call us at 201-568-1400. You will be asked several questions from our form over the phone by one of our dispatchers who will then add you to the list.

Can I park my car in the street when it's snowing, even during the day time hours?

No. Vehicles are not allowed to be parked on any street in Cresskill when the road is snow covered. The D.P.W. has to plow the road and your vehicle cannot obstruct their path. Vehicles that are parked in the street are subject to a summons and/or being towed at the owner's expense.

Are solicitors allowed to come to my house?

Solicitors are allowed to go to your home provided that they have a valid permit issued from the Borough of Cresskill. Always ask a solicitor to see a valid permit to solicit along with a picture I.D. before any interactions. If you feel the activity of the solicitor to be suspicious, do not hesitate to call the Police Department and we will send an officer to check.

Can I park in the street Overnight?

Overnight street parking is prohibited in Cresskill between Oct. 15 to April 15. Those that need to park due to an exigency such as no room must request permission from the Police Department by calling 201-568-1400 after 7:00 pm. Permission maybe be denied due to weather forecast or other reasons. We will need your license plate, location the vehicle is parked in front of, and an emergency phone number should we need to have the vehicle moved from the road.